Four Squier guitars you have probably never heard of
These are some older discontinued models that I found used for sale right now at Guitar Center, so yes you can get these at the time I'm posting this in July 2019.
The first one seen above is the Squier Venus. This was an oddball design where the humbucker pickup leaned one way and the neck pickup leaned the other, with ferrules after the bridge leading to the rear where the strings are loaded. It's definitely different and looks cool.
This design doesn't appear to borrow anything from Fender whatsoever. The design is a bit more on the reserved side, but the block inlays and binding look nice, and the pointy headstock adds in a bit of uniqueness.
I am somewhat sure the top of the body is arched, but not totally sure.
This is a very classy axe. Big body, big tone and a fantastic looker. My favorite part of the guitar is the Squier "S" in the tailpiece. I'm pretty sure this is the only Squier to ever feature such a thing.
You might think at first that this is a Les Paul copy. It isn't. This guitar actually is more close to copying Gretsch single cutaway guitars. See the modern Gretsch G5220 Electromatic Jet and you'll understand what I mean.
Does this mean the M70 sounds like a Gretsch? No, because it obviously doesn't have Gretsch-style pickups. It just has a normal humbucker tone to it.
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